Reading Comprehension Template - The Phantom of the Opera

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1. Vocabulary

1.1. Section 1

1.1.1. Diligence - a place or kind of building

1.1.2. Drugget - some kind of a covering

1.2. Section 2

1.2.1. Unscrupulous - having or showing no moral principles; not honest or fair.

1.2.2. Sublime - of such excellence, grandeur, or beauty as to inspire great admiration or awe.

1.3. Section 3

1.3.1. Barouche - a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage with a collapsible hood over the rear half, a seat in front for the driver, and seats facing each other for the passengers, used especially in the 19th century.

1.3.2. Tempestuous - characterized by strong and turbulent or conflicting emotion.

1.4. Section 4

1.4.1. Managerial - relating to management or managers, especially of a company or similar organization.

1.4.2. Imprudent - not showing care for the consequences of an action; rash.

2. Summary

2.1. The directors of the opera have resigned leaving it in the care of two men who will do anything to not have to believe in the opera ghost. One of their young singers Christine Daae is the new focus of the supposed ghost. However the ghost begins to feel threatened when Daae's old friend Raoul comes to find her.

2.1.1. The directors of the opera have resigned leaving it in the care of two men who will do anything to not have to believe in the opera ghost. One of their young singers Christine Daae is the new focus of the supposed ghost. However the ghost begins to feel threatened when Daae's old friend Raoul comes to find her.

2.2. The new non believing directors have began to get angry at the idea of the opera ghost and have begun a sort of war between the three of them. The phantom has become more and more destructive as Raoul discovers the real connection between Christine and The Phantom.

2.3. Raoul and Christine have decided to be engaged despite the ghost's protests, ending in Christine's kidnapping. Raoul and a mysterious man called the Persian begin to search for her.

2.4. The phantom, driven mad with love, tortures Raoul and the Persian once they discover his plan if Christine refuses him. They eventually are rescued by Christine and Erik ( the phantom ) and Erik allows them to be married as long as Christine buries Erik when he dies.

3. General Info

3.1. Classic Novel

3.2. French

3.3. September 23, 1909

3.4. Paris Opéra House

4. Author

4.1. Gaston Leroux

4.2. May 6, 1868 - April 15, 1927

4.3. French

4.4. Gaston was a French journalist of detective fiction. His most popular work was The Phantom of the Opera.

5. Characters

5.1. Christine - She is a young amazing singer who has attracted the attention of both a rich young man and a scarred musical genius.

5.2. Raoul - He is an old friend of Christine's who has recently discovered she is being watched by what she calls her Angel of Music.

5.3. The Phantom - He is Christine's so called Angel of Music who lives beneath the Opera and carries out the act of the "Opera Ghost". He has become obsessed with young Christine.

6. Plot

6.1. Initial situation - Raoul and Christine fall in love.

6.2. Conflict - Erik is also in love with Christine.

6.3. Complication - Christine would have to leave everything behind if she were to stay with Erik.

6.4. Climax - Erik kidnaps Christine and tries to kill Raoul.

6.5. Falling Action - Christine saves Raoul from Erik.

6.6. Conclusion - Erik allows Christine and Raoul to be married because it will make Christine happy.

7. Themes, Allusions & Symbols

7.1. Themes - Appearance versus reality, Jealousy, Love

7.2. Symbols - Red Death, The Ring

7.3. Allusion - Faust, The Resurrection of Lazarus, Communes